Purdue Women Get Texas A&M In Challenge


The Boiling Point: Purdue draws tough challenge in defending national champs for challenge.

The pairings for the 2011 women’s basketball Big 12/Big Ten Challenge were released on Thursday and Purdue drew defending national champion, Texas A&M.

The Boilers went 21-12 and got knocked out of the NCAA Tournament by Connecticut in the second round. The Aggies finished the season 33-5 and were the last team standing.

The rest of the match-ups are below.

2011 Big 12/Big Ten Challenge

Baylor at Minnesota
Iowa State at Michigan
Wisconsin at Kansas
Iowa at Kansas State
Northwestern at Missouri
Ohio State at Oklahoma
Penn State at Texas Tech
Texas A&M at Purdue
Oklahoma State at Indiana
Michigan State at Texas Texas Tech vs. Illinois (Chicago, Ill.)

Last year, the Big Ten won the challenge 7-5. The majority of the 2011 challenge games will be played on Dec. 3 and 4, including Purdue’s game.